Mehwish Hayat, Gohar Rasheed and Fatima Bhutto among others have stepped in to defend the official anthem of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Groove Mera after it received criticism on social media. This year’s anthem, released on Saturday, features Aima Baig, Naseebo Lal and Young Stunners.

“I don’t know what the fuss is about?,” wrote Mehwish on Twitter. “I loved the new PSL anthem 2021. It was bold and fresh.”

“This is what stifles creativity in our country, we always want more of the same and not prepared to accept anything different,” continued the actor. “This bashing has to stop. We need a diversity of voices and ideas.”


Similarly, Rasheed questioned: “Why do we always have to bash PSL anthem? Has it become a ritual?”

Groove Mera has a nice stadium anthem vibe to it,” said the actor, adding: “Remember putting up a show in these times is not easy. So let’s show some respect and support, because the world is watching us.”

Meesha Shafi also lauded the anthem, referring to Naseebo Lal as “Queen”.

Other noted personalities including Wasim Akram, Fatima Bhutto and Maria Memon also tweeted in support of the anthem.

Bhutto said she loved Naseebo Lal in the anthem, while Akram reminded everyone that Groove Mera is just a song.

Meanwhile, the song has more than 2.5 million hits and is trending at number one on YouTube Pakistan.